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Course Overview

American Studies is designed for the student interested in the interdisciplinary study of American culture. It encourages flexibility within a general structure of areas of interest. American Studies course offerings fall into six substantive categories: Cultural Studies; Southwest Studies; Environment, Science and Technology; Popular Culture; Gender Studies; and Race, Class and Ethnicity.

Students majoring or minoring in American Studies work closely with the department’s undergraduate advisor in putting together an approved individualized plan of study including coursework both in American Studies and related departments. The major in American Studies totals 36 hours of interdepartmental coursework. Junior majors with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply for the department’s Honors option. Nine hours of American Studies coursework may also be used to satisfy selected Arts and Sciences group requirements in the areas of Humanities, Social Sciences or Fine Arts. American Studies 182 and 185 fulfill the Core Curriculum Social Sciences requirement. American Studies 186 fulfills the Humanities requirement.


Schedule as of February 16, 2018

An introduction to the theories of the environment, theories of justice in the context of environmental policy and planning and to histories of poor peoples' struggles around the unequal distribution of toxic waste. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00145487

TR  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Dane Smith Hall  228

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Axel  C  Gonzalez - axgonzalez@unm.edu33

Survey of basic concepts of popular culture and methods for its study. Source materials are drawn from diverse areas-television, film, comics, music and sports. May be repeated for credit with permission from AMST undergraduate advisor.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00143322

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall  202

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu330

An interdisciplinary introduction to the issues of race, class and ethnicity in American life and society. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00237382

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall  326

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Andrea  L  Mays - amays@unm.edu311

Provides both an introduction to the complex history and culture of the Southwestern United States and a demonstration of the possibilities of the interdisciplinary study of regional American culture. It is multicultural in its content as it is multidisciplinary in its methodology. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00146905

TR  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ortega Hall  153

Lecture
A  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu322
00944573

TR  2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Science Math Learning Center  120

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Margie    Montanez - margie@unm.edu320

The content of this course varies by semester. Topics include: America in the 50s; America in the 60s-70s; the American family; power and culture; schooling in America.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Social Sci Approaches
CANCELLED
001
45941Topics Staff 31

This class will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies through focused thematic inquiry drawing on two areas of focus in the department. {Fall, Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00234912

T  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  207

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Jennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu317

An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of social movements, focusing on cultural and social formations of these movements. Topics include: folklore of social movements; labor struggles; peace movements; land conflicts.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Cultr, Pol &Cmty Engagement
00136190

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  121

Web Enhanced - Topics
Rebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu31

Varying topics undergraduate course. An in-depth study of one subject in the field of interdisciplinary culture studies. Topics may include material culture, folklore, consumerism, public culture, critical theory, cultural identity and language and representation.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Amer Revolution 1763-1789
00245290

MWF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall  329

Web Enhanced - Topics
Taylor    Spence - tspence@unm.edu31
T: Transnational AsianAmer Lit
00345989

TR  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Ortega Hall  115

Web Enhanced - Topics
Ying    Xu - yingxu@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Natl Parks & Amer Culture
00439304

MW  5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall  128

Web Enhanced - Topics
Guy    McClellan - gmcclell@unm.edu3 Section Full

The content of this course varies by semester. Topics may include: environmental justice, social movements, law and justice, race and nature, state violence, environmental social theory.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Integr Ecol &Soc Transform
00143460

F  9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Art  304C

Topics
Subhankar    Banerjee - subhankar@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Nuclear New Mexico
00245960

M  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Woodward Lecture Hall  147

Instructional TV Parent - Topics
Eileen  C  Shaughnessy - eileens@unm.edu31
T: Empire & Envir Justice
CANCELLED
003
45488Topics Staff 35
T: Gender in Social Movements
00547044

TR  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Sara Raynolds Hall  107

Topics
Benjamin  H  Abbott - babbott@unm.edu33

Varying subjects deriving from the contemporary cultural studies focus on matters of gender. Topics include: feminist theory; gender and nature; the factor of gender in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Queer Theories
00246376

M  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Web Enhanced - Topics
Amy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu31
T: Race Cul Gend Class Hist NM
00347058

MW  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  333

Topics
Annette  M  Rodriguez - arodrig@unm.edu32
T: Art, Activism & Bruja Fem
00543929

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kirsten  E  Mundt - kmundt@unm.edu314

Content varies by semester. Topics include: popular music, popular culture of the 1960s; sex and gender in popular culture; chicano/a vernacular culture; black popular culture; popular environmentalism.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Community Arts Practice
00146346

MW  12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Center for the Arts  2100

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kymberly    Pinder - kpinder@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Hip Hop & Ya Don't Stop
00236790

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  127

Web Enhanced - Topics
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu35
T: US Empire in Pop Culture
CANCELLED
003
45489Web Enhanced - Topics Staff 31
T: Popular Media & Cultural ID
CANCELLED
004
46362Topics Staff 31
T: Popular Media & Cultural ID
CANCELLED
005
46397Topics Staff 39
T: US Empire in Pop Culture
00746729

MW  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  317

Topics
Christine  V  Shell - shellc@unm.edu313

Varying subjects, based in theoretical and/or historical approaches. Topics include: sex and gender in popular film; films of the nuclear age; African-American film; ethnicity in American cinema; film theory.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Feminist Cinema
00145995

TR  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ortega Hall  243

Web Enhanced - Topics
Andrea  L  Mays - amays@unm.edu3 Section Full
Waitlist: 2

Offers specialized topics on an alternating basis dealing with race, class and ethnicity in the formation of American life and society. Subject areas include immigration, class formation, conquest, colonization, public policy and civil rights.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Race and the Law
00135790

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Education  105

Web Enhanced - Topics
Sonia  M  Gipson Rankin - sgrankin@unm.edu3 Section Full
T: Immigrant Youth Mvmts
00245937

MW  5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall  318

Web Enhanced - Topics
Rafael  A  Martinez Orozco - rmarti56@unm.edu317
T: Race Class & Feminism
00346008

TR  9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mitchell Hall  121

Web Enhanced - Topics
Andrea  L  Mays - amays@unm.edu31
T: Intro to (Im)migration
00546543

TR  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Social Sciences  1111

Web Enhanced - Topics
Rebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu322
T: Critical Race Theory
00740391

MWF  10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall  318

Web Enhanced - Topics
Natasha  B  Howard - nacosta@unm.edu3 Section Full

Offers topics addressing African-American social, cultural, political and intellectual life. Topics include: black social movements, African-American intellectual history, black cultural studies, slavery in the Americas.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: The African World
00142660

MW  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mesa Vista Hall  4022

Topics
Daniel    Olufemi - dolufemi@unm.edu33
T: Blacks in Latin America
00245239

 Online  1

W  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Hybrid - Topics
Natasha  B  Howard - nacosta@unm.edu32
T: Ralph Ellison
00343342

MWF  2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Collaborative Teaching & Learn  230

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kadeshia  L  Matthews - kadeshia@unm.edu35

This interdisciplinary topics course examines the fastest growing population in the U.S. and includes Latino intellectual history, political and economic relations, recovery projects, music, film and media representations and environment, community and post-colonial studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Chicano Latino Civil Rights
00147055

TR  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dane Smith Hall  126

Topics
Rafael  A  Martinez Orozco - rmarti56@unm.edu33

Offers topics dealing with the social, cultural and technological developments among the people of the Southwest. Topics include folk art and material culture; rural, urban and border communities; traditional healing; travel and tourism; Hispano/Chicanos after 1848.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Borderlands Culture
CANCELLED
001
43382Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: NM Villages &Cul Landscapes
00243464

W  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  119

Topics
Levi    Romero - xlromero@unm.edu36
T: Regional Literature
CANCELLED
003
39499Topics Staff 3 Section Full
T: Acequia Water Land Culture
00440542

T  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  204

Topics
Levi    Romero - xlromero@unm.edu35
T: Transpacific SW
CANCELLED
005
46150Topics Staff 34
T: Chicano Art & Asthetics
00647056

MW  5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bandelier Hall East  105

Topics
Miguel  A  Gandert - mgandert@unm.edu33

Introduces students to interdisciplinary approaches in the study of American culture, focusing on "Race, Ethnicity, Gender and National Identity," "Media, Popular Culture, and Cultural Studies," "Critical Regionalism," "and Environment, Science, and Technology." {Fall}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
CANCELLED
001
45490Lecture Staff 32

An analysis of the value of synthesis in liberal scholarship. Focus will be on cooperative interdisciplinary research. {Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00134048

T  4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall  217

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Michael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu39

.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131254Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 325
00231255Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 325
00331257Independent Study Staff 1 TO 325
00431258Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00531260Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 325
00631262Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00731264Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00831265Independent StudyAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325
00931266Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 325
01034417Independent StudyKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325
01134965Web Enhanced - Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 324
01234964Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
01335378Independent Study Staff 1 TO 324

Involves internships in off-campus learning experiences related to the study of American and regional culture and character, such as work in local communities and with relevant institutions.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131267Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 625
00231270Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 625
00331272Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00431275Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 625
00531277Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 625
00634957Independent StudyKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 625
00731281Independent Study Staff 1 TO 625
00831285Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 625
00931290Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 625
01034966Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 625
01131293Independent StudyAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 625
01234967Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 625

Development and writing of senior honors thesis under supervision of Faculty Advisor. Prerequisite: 285. Restriction: permission of Undergraduate Director. {Spring}

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131665SeminarJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu325
00234290SeminarKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu325
00331667SeminarA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu325
00434968SeminarAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu324
00531668SeminarDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu325
00631669SeminarAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu324
00734920SeminarMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu324
00931670SeminarRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu324
01031671SeminarAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu325
01131673SeminarIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu325
01231676SeminarAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu325

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00139733

T  10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Irene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu3 Section Full

An in-depth study of one subject in the field of interdisciplinary culture studies. Topics may include material culture, folklore, consumerism, public culture, critical theory, cultural identity and postcolonial studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Marxism & Cultural Interp
00145491

R  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Topics
Michael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu32

Graduate seminars; content varies. Topics include: democracy, culture and history; American landscapes; history and narrative.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Secularism & US Empire
00145492

T  2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Topics
Kathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu34

Varying subjects deriving from the contemporary cultural studies focus on matters of gender. Topics include: feminist theory; gender and nature; the factor of gender in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Queer-Trans Migration Studi
00245486

W  1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities  419

Web Enhanced - Topics
Amy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu35

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Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131682Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 325
00231683Independent StudyKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325
00331684Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00431686Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 325
00531688Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 324
00631690Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 324
00731691Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00831692Independent Study Staff 1 TO 325
00931693Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 325
01034969Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 325
01134970Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
01236987

   

Independent Study
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325
01339735

   

Independent Study
Staff 1 TO 310

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131694ThesisAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 625
00231695ThesisDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 625
00334971ThesisMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 624
00431697ThesisA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 625
00531700ThesisJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 624
00631705ThesisKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 625
00731706ThesisAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 624
00831707ThesisIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 623
00931709ThesisRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 625
01034972ThesisAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 624
01131713Thesis Staff 1 TO 625
01236988

   

Thesis
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 625

For Ph.D. candidates only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131720Independent StudyDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu1 TO 325
00231725Independent StudyKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu1 TO 325
00331729Independent StudyAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu1 TO 325
00431733Independent StudyA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu1 TO 324
00531736Independent StudyJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu1 TO 324
00631743Independent Study Staff 1 TO 325
00731761Independent StudyIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu1 TO 325
00831747Independent StudyAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu1 TO 325
00931754Independent StudyRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu1 TO 325
01034958Independent StudyMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu1 TO 325
01134959Independent StudyAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu1 TO 325
01236989

   

Independent Study
Antonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu1 TO 325
01339752

   

Independent Study
Staff 1 TO 325

Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00134962DissertationAlyosha    Goldstein - agoldste@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 108
00231776DissertationDavid  C  Correia - dcorreia@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 108
00331785DissertationAlex  S  Lubin - alubin@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 108
00431790DissertationKathleen  A  Holscher - kholscher@unm.edu3 TO 1224
Fees: $ 108
00531793DissertationA  G  Melendez - gabriel@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 108
00631795DissertationIrene  E  Vasquez - ivasquez@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 108
00731796DissertationJennifer  R  Denetdale - jdenet@unm.edu3 TO 1223
Fees: $ 108
00833678DissertationAntonio    Tiongson - ationgson@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 108
00931798DissertationRebecca  M  Schreiber - rschreib@unm.edu3 TO 1221
Fees: $ 108
01034963Dissertation Staff 3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 108
01134976DissertationAmy  L  Brandzel - brandzel@unm.edu3 TO 1225
Fees: $ 108
01234975DissertationMichael  L  Trujillo - mltruj@unm.edu3 TO 1222
Fees: $ 108

David Correia

Department Chair
Humanities Building - Room 440
Phone: 277-3929


Antonio Tiongson

Graduate Advisor
Humanities Building - Room 450 
Phone: 277-3929


Michael Trujillo

Undergraduate Advisor
Humanities Building - Room 438 
Phone: 277-3929